My Eagle Scout project was a long time coming and it is now fully complete. This project would not have been possible without everyone that contributed, whether that be in donations towards the project or time donated to help with the planning and/or building of the handicap ramp and dock. My sincere thanks goes out to the following organizations which generously donated funds/material towards the project and ultimately to benefit the patrons of Hilda’s Food Pantry…
Starting Wednesday, November 25th the Boscawen Library will be closed to foot traffic. Curbside pick-up will still be available during normal hours of Monday - Thursday Noon - 4:30. Please call 753-8576 for help or to leave a message
On Saturday, November 7, the New Hampshire Farm Bureau (NHFB) “House of Delegates” consisting of 23 representatives of the county Farm Bureau organizations met at The Johnson Barn in Northwood to elect NHFB officers and set NHFB policy for the coming year. Those elected were:
UNH Research, State Policy, Innovation, Diversification, Cost Controls, Marketing Seen as Keys For Granite State Dairy Industry
(Durham, NH) With New Hampshire’s dairy industry at risk from the cost of production exceeding farm income for a prolonged period, and new challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic that has roiled supply chains and demand, a new report provides critical updates on the state of the industry. The report, published as an addendum to a 2007 book, The History and Economics of the Dairy Industry, has been made available as a stand-alone publication and as a supplement to the original book, and is expected to be a valuable resource for decision and policy makers. While the report focuses on New Hampshire, report co-author John Porter notes that “it reflects the New England region”.
TILTON, NH: The New Hampshire Veterans Home (NHVH) is holding a virtual craft fair from Friday, November 13th to Sunday, November 15th on the Home’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/nhvhcraftfair.
The online event features many talented artisans offering a wide variety of items, including:
« Santa Cams, Tooth Fairy Alert, Shadow Boxes
« Christmas Ornaments, Centerpieces, Wreaths
« Jewelry (sterling silver, beaded, and more)
« Soaps, Bath Balms & Lip Balm
« Salsa, Jelly, Spaghetti Sauce, Relish
« Custom Vinyl & Engraving: cups, glass, wood, acrylic & shirts
« Photography & Wall Décor
Ah 2020 and another lovely Covid day – to be safe you can either be stuck at the house, doing more yardwork/housework/watching a cornhole championship match or you can be out in the great outdoors doing your social distancing amongst the trees, ponds, and woods of our great area. And a new favorite of ours is VINS (Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences) in Quechee, VT. Open year round this 47 acre nature center is a great way to get exercise while viewing some beautiful countryside and my favorite part, the birds they have rescued. Kids of all ages will enjoy viewing the raptors close up as they tour the grounds. Get up close to eagles, hawks, falcons, owls and more. More than 40 raptors call the VINS Nature Center home. These avian predators have sustained injuries and conditions that prevent them from ever living in the wild again. Our permanent residents are featured in exhibits at the nature center as well as in public educational presentations, serving as ambassadors for their species. Another enclosure features native songbirds while another showcases reptiles. Informational boards tell/ask questions and interactive activities enable you to teach kids about wildlife in a fun manner. At 11AM, 1:30PM and 3:30PM daily they hold programs so you can view the birds up close. See the website for some of the daily, changing programs.
Theme of Nov. 17 Zoom Presentation
Have you heard of Kearsarge Neighborhood Partners (KNP), and wondered what it's all about?
Put simply, it's a new non-profit serving the Kearsarge-Sunapee region, including Andover, and dedicated to "building a broad community in which neighbors help one another flourish."
Donors help students in challenging times
NHTI – Concord’s Community College awarded over $83,000 in scholarships to 86 students from 24 scholarship funds for the Fall 2020 semester. NHTI President Gretchen E. Mullin-Sawicki knows that “during these uncertain times, we want to enthusiastically celebrate the success of our students. Balancing school, employment, family, and all that come with those obligations can be daunting, but our students rise to the challenge.” As challenges increase, the need for scholarships increases, and these funds have become even more essential in supporting students with their education goals and career pathways.
October was the busiest month in the history of the NHSVC with 132 interments. You can see the list of those interred here: http://www.nhsvc.com/sites/default/files/public/10_20_interments.pdf
Cemetery offices are closed on November 11th in honor of Veterans Day. The Veterans Day Ceremony is NOT open to the public. The ceremony will be live-streamed on the NHSVC Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/NHSVC) at 11:00AM on Wednesday, November 11th. The ceremony may also be watched at a later time by visiting our Facebook page.
NHTI ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL RIBBON CUTTING
Food Pantry Supports Student Success
NHTI – Concord’s Community College is dedicated to supporting students along their education and career pathways; and, this often means addressing the challenges they face that go well beyond the classroom. Despite financial aid and grants, today’s students are struggling with so much more from job pressures, family stresses, homelessness and transportation problems to mental health needs. And, their struggles include food insecurity.